Land Manager

Churchill Retirement Living Ltd
Exeter, Devon
£50000 - £60000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About us
We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you.
We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing 500 people and growing all the time.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 13th best company to work for and became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role
We are recruiting for a commercially astute Land Manager to support our business’ growth, to be based at our office in Exeter supporting our South West region.

You will manage and support our land team to investigate and appraise all possible sites for development throughout the Region including areas such as Devon and Cornwall.

As a Land Manager, you’ll also work closely our planning, construction and design teams on a day to day basis. The role is fast moving and sociable; you’ll liaise with Local Authorities, Estate Agents and Land Owners on a day to day basis. You’ll be required to make a minimum number of recommendations to purchase land in line with the Regional Land objectives.

Excitingly, you’ll have the opportunity to help the company grow through the acquisition of new sites. You’ll see your efforts rewarded with successful planning applications and customers who love their independent, safe and secure home - knowing you’ve had a part to play in this.

Your duties will include managing a small team of Land Buyers, finding new sites for the company to purchase, negotiating the purchase of them and undertaking detailed reviews of settlements.

Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Friday. Please note that overtime may be required during peak times.

About you
You’ll have previous Land Buying experience within the property sector, preferably gained with a New Build developer.

You will have the ability to influence decisions using appropriate methods and facts and proven negotiation, communication and organisational skills.
You will be used to managing a small team and supporting them through their career and making senior decisions on behalf of the team.

You will be analytical, a driven individual with a hunger for success, will enjoy meeting targets, overcoming challenges and supporting your team.
It’s essential that you’re a competent driver with a valid UK drivers license as you’ll be spending a large proportion of your time out of the office.

How you’ll be rewarded

• Competitive salary
• Bonus scheme
• Annual holiday entitlement - 24 days minimum + Bank Holidays
• Company car provision or cash car alternative
• Group Personal Pension Plan
• Life Assurance
• Private Individual Medical Insurance
• Mothercare vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
• Day off on your birthday
• Childcare Voucher Scheme
• Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
• Professional Subscriptions
• Training Courses
• Professional development